Crichton Memorial Lecture
The Society of Saint Gregory honours the memory of Monsignor James Crichton with an annual lecture in his name. This is to fulfil his final wish that the Society should continue in its efforts to teach and educate.
The Lecture takes place at the Annual Assembly and is open to members and non-members alike.
We acknowledge with gratitude the generosity of the Lisbonian Society which continues to sponsor the lecture each year.
This year’s lecture is to be given at St George’s RC Church, Sansome Place, Worcester on 13 October 2018 by Fr Paul Gunter OSB, Secretary of the Department for Christian Life and Worship, and will be entitled ‘Foundations of 20th Century Liturgical Reform and Future Perspectives’.
This was given at St Aloysius, Somers Town, Euston on 14 October 2017 by the Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly. Continuing our Summer School theme of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Annual Crichton Memorial Lecture had an ecumenical theme.
This was given at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on 15 October 2016 by Archbishop Patrick Kelly, Archbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, entitled ‘Presiding, formed, challenged, and enriched in Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King’. The lecture was printed in Music and Liturgy, vol 42, no 3 (January 2017).
This was given at St Dominic Barberi Church in Littlemore, Oxford on 7 November 2015 by Professor Thomas O’Loughlin of Nottingham University, entitled ‘Language, Music, Liturgy – communicating the Word’. The lecture was printed in Music and Liturgy, vol 41, no 3 (February 2016).
This was given at All Souls Church, Coventry, on 15 November 2014 at 2.30 pm by Revd Dr Andrew Cameron-Mowat. His theme was’Liturgy in the Era of a Jesuit Pope’. The paper was printed in Music and Liturgy, vol 40, no 3 (February 2015).
This was given at the Church of Our Lady, St John’s Wood, London on 9 November 2013 by Bishop Kieran Conry, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. A re-developed version of his lecture, entitled ‘The Synod on the ‘New Evangelisation’, Rome, October 2012′ is available in Music and Liturgy, vol 39 no 3/4 (February 2014).
Previous lecturers have been:
2002 Mgr Tony Boylan
2003 Rev Dr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ
2004 Rev Dr Peter McGrail
2005 Prof Bill Tamblyn
2006 Prof Paul Bradshaw
2007 Mgr Kevin McGinnell
2008 Paul Inwood
2009 Bishop David McGough
2010 Dom James Leachman OSB with Dom Daniel McCarthy OSB
2011 Fr Daniel O’Leary
2012 Mgr Andrew Wadsworth
Mgr JD Crichton
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